CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/095; GEO/ADD/28/047
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/095], conveying a message from the Prince [of Wales, presumably] reporting information that a Bill will shortly be brought in to Parliament to give the King power to name a Regency and that there is another unfinished one regarding money for the Prince's children, and asking Mrs Clayton to seek the advice of Sir Joseph [Jekyll] and report to the Princess any information; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/047].
Daten.d. [a later pencil note suggests '? June ?1718']
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
DescriptionThe Princess reports that, while friends are 'easy' as to the matter of her children, 'I tremble for my freinds [sic]'. She also asks Mrs Clayton not to visit, as 'a certain person will spy you'.
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/095. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/047. Both documents bear the circled number '24', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
Mrs Clayton has added a note to identify 'Sir Joseph' as Sir Joseph Jekyll. She also records that there was a plan to deduct £20,000 from the Prince's revenue as a sum for the maintenance of the Prince's children, whom the King had taken away, and that this letter had been written when Mr Clayton was in the Treasury, so that Mrs Clayton was not allowed to visit the Princess publicly.
The date suggested presumably relates to these matters.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (5 pages: 3 for GEO/ADD/28/095 and 2 for GEO/ADD/28/047)
Physical Description3 loose manuscript papers; mounted, with separate address 'label' attached to the mount of GEO/ADD/28/095
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